Keeping Artists

Artist Resources

We strive to provide opportunities for local artists to earn a living from creative endeavors. We believe that arts and culture are a key component to economic revitalization and without working artists, our community is less vibrant and attractive to visitors and new residents.

Calls for Entry

Washington County Arts Council Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2020: Deadline, October 24, 2020

2021 Cumberland Valley Artists/Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition (Washington County Museum of Fine Arts): Deadline, November 20, 2020.

MSAC Public Art at University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy & Health Professions: Deadline, November 24, 2020

MSAC Public Art at Coppin State University College of Business: Deadline, November 24, 2020.

A Very Merry Members Show & Holiday Market (Allegany Arts Council): Deadline, November 25, 2020.

For additional information about statewide, regional and national opportunities, visit the Maryland Resource Bulletin.

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Teaching Opportunities

We are always looking for artists who want to demonstrate, teach or conduct workshops with us. For additional information, please send inquiry to

Independent Artist Awards

The Maryland State Arts Council conducts calls for the Independent Artist Award program annually. The type of award varies annually. For more information, please visit the Maryland State Arts Council website.

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Looking for an Artist

Are you looking for an artist for a personal commission or other project in your home, office or as a gift? Visit our Artist Registry to learn more about Arts Council members.